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Petter Pilesjö

Petter Pilesjö

Professor

Petter Pilesjö

Impacts of land use and land cover change in response to different driving forces in Uganda : evidence from a review

Författare

  • Justine Kilama Luwa
  • Yazidhi Bamutaze
  • Jackson Gilbert Majaliwa Mwanjalolo
  • Daniel Waiswa
  • Petter Pilesjö
  • Espoir Bagula Mukengere

Summary, in English

This reviewe of Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) studies in Uganda indicate agriculture, forest, grassland, and woodland as the major land use and land cover types. Central Uganda is the most studied region (15%), followed by western (14), eastern (10), and northern Uganda (3). District scale studies were (48%), catchment (19%), forest (17%), national (10%), and park (7%). Landsat 30 m and remote sensing was most used (93%). Population is the leadingdrivers of LULCC. The impacts of LULCC are site specific and includes reduction of: tree cover and species composition; water quality and quantity; and soil quality.

Avdelning/ar

  • Centrum för geografiska informationssystem (GIS-centrum)
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publiceringsår

2021

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

378-394

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

African Geographical Review

Volym

40

Issue

4

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Taylor & Francis

Ämne

  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Nyckelord

  • environment
  • fastest growing population
  • livelihood
  • middle income economy
  • Uganda

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 1937-6812